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RockChick

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Posted: 26/07/2017 14:52:12
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Hi folks,
Just a gentle reminder for you all about the Alderley Edge trip on the 9th September, kindly being run by the DCC. We currently have 8 people signed up (there are spare places).
If you're one of the registered attendees, please can you check that you can still make the trip (in case you signed up months ago!)?

Further details on the trip should be added in the next few days, but for now it's meeting at 10am, at the Wizard pub- see the event's page for a location map.

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Posted: 07/08/2017 14:43:01
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Quick bump for this.

A decision will be made on the day for which mine to visit- depending on attendees interests.

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Posted: 07/08/2017 16:37:52
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gutted i can't make that date been wanting to go down Alderley for quite some time Sad

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Posted: 07/08/2017 20:58:00
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DCC are doing their open weekend on 2nd/3rd September - I presume they'll be doing their usual Wood Mine trips but they may be willing to take you into one of the other ones if you ask nicely?

Much as I'd like to come over for the AN trip, I'm going to be at Magpie all day Sunday doing the blacksmithing display - two full days on the trot would attract the wrath of SWMBO...

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Posted: 08/08/2017 11:14:21
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Hello!

Yes we are doing our usual open weekend on the first weekend of September, which of course all BCA members are more than welcome to turn up to, and Wood Mine will be lit up. However it's an odd one, as the open weekend is geared towards the public, so it's unlikely you will get to see as much as you will on a full day trip with just mine explorers, (unless you camp over with us)!

We usually also do one public trip to West Mine during the open weekend, and there are usually some members who go off to do the boat trip, or to other places but this is not guaranteed, and the times not fixed. But if you are willing to camp over and stay for the open weekend, you would get to see a lot.

I can confirm parking in the National Trust car park will be free for aditnow members on Saturday 9th September.

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Posted: 07/09/2017 12:54:38
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Please accept my apologies , had to pull out due to an injury, gutted. IP: 90.253.61.29
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Posted: 07/09/2017 13:48:32
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Hi Everyone,
Please accept my apologies, I am no longer able to make the trip on Saturday myself. But you shall be in the capable hands of Olly, Callum and Dave Big Grin
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Posted: 07/09/2017 17:03:08
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Have a good day everyone Thumbs Up

Looking at the list it looks like the following will be there:

Bill1980
Hattlebags
ILT
sinker
TheBogieman
Willy Eckerslyke

If anybody else can't go please can they advise here - so they know on the day not to wait for you! Thanks.

I believe the details have been circulated around the Thursday Night gang to see if any more of them want to attend.

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Posted: 07/09/2017 18:41:28
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Lamp charged, oversuit just arrived (if needed), car fuelled up so all set and looking forward to some new ground...

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Posted: 07/09/2017 21:26:31
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Any specific kit requirements? Only time I've been in any of the mines there was around 45 years ago...equipped with a torch and my granddad. Have better torch now but no granddad. IP: 81.101.107.191
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Posted: 07/09/2017 21:48:59
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No, none. The decision on where to go will be made when you get there, depending on how everyone feels. That said, please bring standard kit- oversuit/coveralls headtorch/helmet etc!

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Posted: 07/09/2017 23:17:45
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Are SRT or Cowstails needed / useful ? And how deep is the water (ankle, welly, jewellery, waist, chest, neck or snorkel) ?

IP: 86.144.189.210 Edited: 08/09/2017 08:11:37 by Hattlebags
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Posted: 08/09/2017 11:33:25
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I'm sorry but something's cropped up so I'm not going to get there.
Thanks for organising the trip, hope it's a success. Flowers
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Posted: 08/09/2017 12:16:48
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Hattlebags wrote:

snorkel ?



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Posted: 08/09/2017 15:46:39
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Attendees confirmed then:

Bill1980
Hattlebags
ILT
sinker
TheBogieman

It won't harm to put cowstails in, a lot will depend on which mine you decide to do on the day. There are some ladders in places in all of the mines.

Engine Vein has a canoe trip, which was great fun, you may get wet feet but no deep wading. Wood and West are dry.


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Posted: 08/09/2017 21:32:06
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Sadly booked elsewhere....
BUT for those enjoying a day underground at Alderley...
You will not be disappointed I promise....
fantastic trips (whichever one) guided by some great knowledgeable folks.
We really do need to get back again (I might even bring food again for the after show party ;-))
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Posted: 08/09/2017 22:46:33
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Me and Hattlebags are already in Manchester and will see you tomorrow. Looking forward to it IP: 213.205.253.138
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Posted: 08/09/2017 22:51:56
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Have fun Smile Looks like a small group so should be plenty of time to see lots Thumbs Up

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Posted: 10/09/2017 17:40:29
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Small group excellently lead.
Thoroughly enjoyable trip.

Thanks to all involved in organising it, to those who went and especially to Olly and Costas our guides.
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Posted: 10/09/2017 19:13:06
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Indeed, 'small, but perfectly formed' would describe our party. Enabled us to stop frequently to discuss where we were and take copious photos. Also meant just one boat trip rather than having to shuttle.
Friendships renewed and made. Thoroughly interesting place with loads more to see in the future.
Favourite things? Several blue waterfalls and the very impressive Roman level, shaft and small niche altar. The work DCC have done to reopen and make safe is astounding.
All in all, superb visit and again, reiterate our thanks to Olly and Costas. Thumbs Up

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